New works - Various Interests' Group - December 2017
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A blueprint for a "European Manifesto of Professionals" was presented at a major conference organised by the EESC Various Interests' Group in Rome on 1 December 2017. Ideas and proposals discussed during the event will contribute to achieving a common definition of liberal professions at European level.
Creating a positive narrative for the EU, strengthening its economic foundations, fostering its social dimension, facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy and empowering and involving Civil Society. These are the main messages of the contribution of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to the European Commission's 2018 Work Programme. The EESC calls on the Commission to adopt sustainable development as an overarching ...
We, representatives of European civil society, hereby express our solidarity with the Hungarian NGOs who were most recently targeted by the bill on the “transparency of organisations receiving foreign funds”. At the same time we wish to express our deepest support for the people who have taken the streets of Budapest to protest against this renewed attack on basic freedoms in Hungary.
The president of the European Parliament (EP) Antonio Tajani joined the EESC plenary session on Thursday 1 June to discuss the EP's priorities and the strengthening of cooperation between the two institutions. The EP's six priorities for this year are very much in line with the concerns of Europe's civil society, according to the EESC.
EESC conference highlights the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) great potential for business, environment and citizens
The EU needs to do more. It has to grab the unique chance of implementing the SDGs and transform the challenges into opportunities for businesses and industry, agriculture and food production, helping to fight climate change and becoming a more equal society.
This is the bottom line of a two-day conference on The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A new frontier of rights and progress for the EU held in Brussels ...
A good day for Europe
On the 9th May we celebrate Europe. Indeed, 67 years ago the nations of Europe were still struggling to overcome the devastation wrought by World War II. The Schuman Declaration proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community, and it was thought – correctly – that merging of economic interests would help raise standards of living and be the first step towards a more united Europe.
Cooperatives & other social economy enterprises met for the sixth time in 2017 for the European Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Plovdiv (Bulgaria).
It was organized by CECOP together with the European Commission and the EESC.
Group III President Luca JAHIER met with the President of Bulgaria Rumen RADEV, and opened the conference emphasizing that the social economy has a key role to play in shaping the Europe of tomorrow.
Mrs Isabell Hoffmann, Project Manager 'Eupinions' at Bertelsmann Stiftung, held a presentation on "Globalization anxiety or conflict of values? Who selects populist parties in Europe and why?"